Mourinho: No new Rooney bid before United game

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says a new bid for Manchester

United striker Wayne Rooney won’t be submitted until after Monday’s

match at the Premier League champions.

Chelsea has had two bids rejected for the unsettled Rooney, who

indicated to United toward the end of last season that he wanted to

leave.

United has said Rooney is not for sale but that has not deterred

Chelsea in its pursuit of the England international.

Mourinho says ”we did (bid) before and we will do later, but I

think this period – from the ethical point of view – is a period

when we are going to be quiet and just thinking about that

game.”

After Monday’s game, Chelsea has a week until the transfer

window closes on Sept. 2 to sign Rooney.